Rennradregion Wels

"Go where the Locals go" — Road rides around Wels

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Wels

"Go where the Locals go" - the road bike scene of the Upper Austrian town of Wels is big and passionate. Here, both professionals and hobby riders alike train in the mountains—rides that reveal the best of the landscape in stints of between 30 and 50 kilometers. Its central location makes Wels the ideal starting point for road rides throughout Upper Austria, meaning that for however long you come to Wels for—don't forget to bring your bike. The locals travel in groups several days a week and are happy to take guests with them.

After Work Rides
"Work hard, play hard" is the motto of the Wels road cyclists. That's why they get out on their road bikes the second work is done. As shorter tides, they're perfect for finishing the day, or for getting in some quick kilometers on the days you arrive or depart.

Landscape and Culture
Schlögener Schlinge, the old town of Steyr or the beautiful Almsee. In addition to road cycling, these rides focus on experiencing the local landscape and offer plenty of spots for a memorable break during the ride.

Endurance
Are you looking for a sporting challenge? Wels is one of the hotspots of the Austrian road bike scene for a reason: Train on the tracks of Wolfgang Fasching and the professionals of Team Felbermayr-Simplon. Crisp climbs and numerous training kilometers are guaranteed!

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    05:59
    65.2 mi
    10.9 mph
    2,750 ft
    2,750 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Due to the flat profile and the well-built paths, the tour is ideal for road bike beginners - even if it is quite long at 137 kilometers. Above all, the long stretch of road along the Danube is pure enjoyment - perfect for spending a relaxing day in the saddle or curling up easily.You start from Wels starting in the north and drive on quiet country roads in the middle through the Hausruckviertel, whose beautiful landscape is characterized by fruit and vegetable cultivation. In Eferding - one of the oldest cities in Austria - it is worth taking a break before you reach the Danube Cycle Path.From now on, you follow the second longest river in Europe up the river in the direction of Passau and enjoy the beautiful cultural and natural landscape, whose highlight is undoubtedly the unique Schlögener Schlinge.Towards the end of the tour you will reach the German "three river city" Passau. Here you should definitely plan some time for a visit to the beautiful old town. A detour to "Ortspitz", where Ilz and Inn lead into the Danube, is highly recommended. In the impressive ambience of the city, you can strengthen yourself before you take the train back to Wels. From Passau there are good connections, which cover the distance in about one hour.

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  • Intermediate
    03:34
    31.3 mi
    8.8 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,575 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    Nestled in the meadows, forests and hills of the Alpine foothills lies the tourist region Wels with the city of Wels and the communities Sattledt and Kremsmünster, which is made by numerous low-traffic, well-developed side roads to a racing bike dado.On this leisurely beginner's tour you will get to know the most beautiful parts of the region. Starting in Wels you cycle to Kremsmünster, which offers a cultural complement to the sporting program with its striking Benedictine abbey - a detour to the monastery with a leisurely break is a clear recommendation.Afterwards, the varied return journey awaits you. You cycle up and down via Kematen, Eggendorf and Weißkirchen until you reach the shore of the Traun, where you can drive back to Wels relaxed.

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  • Intermediate
    03:08
    34.0 mi
    10.9 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    A pleasure round for beautiful summer evenings. The tour leads over quiet roads to the south of Wels and back.Without significant gradients, this round presents itself as a perfect after-work tour. From the Isola Bella we head south to the municipality Pettenbach or Vorchdorf and then back via Eberstalzell, Aschet and the "Angerlehnersteg" to the starting point at the Isola Bella.The starting point of the tour is easily accessible both by bike via the Traun cycle path as well as by public transport and by car. Parking is sufficiently available at the starting point of this tour.

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  • Intermediate
    02:09
    27.1 mi
    12.6 mph
    1,425 ft
    1,425 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    In the footsteps of the spring classic: Every year Austria's road bike elite meets for the first showdown at the Cherry Blossom Race in Wels.The racetrack is also perfect for hobby sportsmen and offers from Buchkirchen from the Roithnerkogelstraße to the Mistelbacher Berg wonderful vantage points to the north over the Danube valley into the Mühlviertel and from west to east on the Alpine foothills and the Alps. Especially for the Blossom from April to May, the tour is very attractive.The starting point of the tour is easily accessible both by bike via the Traun cycle path as well as by public transport and by car. Parking is sufficiently available at the starting point of this tour.

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  • Intermediate
    03:27
    22.8 mi
    6.6 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    Cozy tour to curl up or down after a busy day. Except for a rise completely flat, low-traffic round, mostly directly along the Traunufers on side roads and bike paths.Along the Traun, it goes downstream to Marchtrenk and on to Linz / Ebelsberg. Follow the northern Traunufer eastwards until you reach the Traunkraftwerk Pucking. Here on Traunsüdufer change and along this westward to Schleißheim. From here take the short unpaved, rising road "Am alten Berg", which ends at Welser Straße. Downhill to the intersection with the B138, just continue. In Talheim up to the "Angerlehner Steg". Then it goes over the Traun back to Wels.The starting point of the tour is easily accessible by bicycle via the Traun cycle path as well as by public transport and the car. Parking is sufficiently available at the starting point of this tour.

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  • Intermediate
    02:52
    33.1 mi
    11.6 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    Crunchy after-work tour, which is also perfect for the day of arrival. On the short route there are three climbs and wonderful panoramic views of the Alps.From the Isola Bella we travel up the back on secondary roads to Gunskirchen and Pennewang. In Offenhausen there are two viewpoints, Rosenberg and Langholz, with excellent panorama. Then it's back to Wels in the hilly terrain.The starting point of the tour is easily accessible both by bike via the Traun cycle path as well as by public transport and by car. Parking is sufficiently available at the starting point of this tour.

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  • Intermediate
    03:15
    35.6 mi
    10.9 mph
    2,500 ft
    2,500 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    If you are looking for a sporting challenge in the evening or you want to get away with it as fast as possible in a short time, then this tour is the right place for you.Beautiful and varied tour into the surrounding area of ​​Wels. The four climbs make the tour also a sporting challenge.Starting from the Isola Bella, it goes via Pichl / Wels in the region "fruit hill country". It is a registered name for the area of ​​the municipalities Scharten, Wallern and St. Marienkirchen. Four crisp climbs and a total of 850 meters of altitude make the tour a sporting challenge.

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  • Intermediate
    04:07
    44.4 mi
    10.8 mph
    2,100 ft
    2,100 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    Beautiful tour to the pin Sankt Florian past golf courses and beautiful farms.The first part is peppered with some short and crisp climbs. As soon as you reach the monastery in St. Florian but most of it is done and it is comfortable partly on the Traunradweg back to Wels.Route:
    Isola Bella - Leomberg - Kematen / Krems - St.Marien - St. Florian - Nettingsdorf - Pucking - Traunweg - Wels
    The starting point of the tour is easily accessible both by bike via the Traun cycle path as well as by public transport and by car. Parking is sufficiently available at the starting point of this tour.

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  • Intermediate
    04:52
    54.1 mi
    11.1 mph
    2,025 ft
    2,025 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    Comfortable tour to the blue Danube. Due to the flat profile, the tour is also suitable for racing bike beginners.With only two climbs and almost 750 meters of altitude a very nice and rewarding tour.From Wels the Traun along to Marchtrenk, after Holzhausen long ridge to Dörnbach, the KW Ottensheim on the Danube, the cycle path to Aschach.Fischermuseum, "Donauweg-Radwanderzentrum", beautiful Schanigärten directly on the Danube. Through the vegetable garden "Eferdinger Landl", crossing the Schartner ridge, to Wels.The starting point of the tour is easily accessible both by bike via the Traun cycle path as well as by public transport and by car. Parking is sufficiently available at the starting point of this tour.

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  • Difficult
    06:25
    70.9 mi
    11.0 mph
    5,300 ft
    5,300 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    One of the most beautiful tours in the region. From the historic old town of Steyr over fantastic hills in the Alpine foothills and the foothills of the Limestone Alps.Scenic, the "Kalkalpentour - Bella Vista" offers everything the racing bike heart desires: Fantastic panorama, crisp climbs and low-traffic roads!The route starts in Wels at the Isola Bella and leads over Thalheim to Kremsmünster past the famous monastery. Then it's on to Nußbach, where then wait for the two longest climbs of the tour. After a short detour into the historic old town of Steyr, it goes over Sierning and Neuhofen direction Wels. The last few kilometers then lead flat along the Traun back to Wels.The starting point of the tour is easily accessible by bicycle via the Traun cycle path as well as by public transport and the car. Parking is sufficiently available at the starting point of this tour.

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  • Difficult
    05:26
    70.0 mi
    12.9 mph
    2,325 ft
    2,325 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Beautiful tour to the most idyllic lake in Austria. The Almsee is very quiet in the highest part of the Almtal.Topographically not too difficult tour to the beautiful Almsee. Alternatively, you can go back to the regional train.The starting point of the tour is easily accessible both by bike via the Traun cycle path as well as by public transport and by car. Parking is sufficiently available at the starting point of this tour.

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  • Difficult
    05:34
    71.2 mi
    12.8 mph
    4,450 ft
    4,450 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    Longer and moderate tour to Hausruckviertel with some crisp climbs through the partly forested low mountain range. Former coal mining dominated many places. In Frankenburg every other year takes place the Frankenburger dice game, which thematizes the peasant uprisings at the end of the Middle Ages.Route:
    Isola Bella - Gunskirchen - Offenhausen - Gallspach - Wolfsegg - Zell / Pettenfirst - Frankenburg - Pramet - Eberschwang - Geboltskirchen - women - Meggenhofen - Pichl / Wels - Isola Bella
    The starting point of the tour is easily accessible both by bike via the Traun cycle path as well as by public transport and by car. Parking is sufficiently available at the starting point of this tour.

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  • Difficult
    07:11
    83.8 mi
    11.7 mph
    6,100 ft
    6,100 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Highlight tour to the Schlögener Donauschlinge garnished with crisp climbs and more than 2,000 vertical meters.A challenging tour full of highlights: Schartner ridge, ski jump Hinzenbach, Schlögener Donauschlinge, Aschachtal, Zoo Schmiding.Let's start comfortably from the Isola Bella on byways to Buchkirchen via Scharten to the ski jump in Hinzenbach. There begins the longest climb of the round up to Mayrhofberg. The second ascent to St. Agatha then leads to the famous Schlögener Danube Bluff. Back it goes over Kobling - Haibach - Hilkering - Aschachtal - Prambach churches - St.Marienkirchen - Finklham - Krenglbach / Zoo Schmieding to Wels.The starting point of the tour is easily accessible both by bike via the Traun cycle path as well as by public transport and by car. Parking is sufficiently available at the starting point of this tour.

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  • Difficult
    07:40
    94.7 mi
    12.3 mph
    4,725 ft
    4,725 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Beautiful day trip to the Salzkammergut and around the Attersee. Long but easy route with a longer climb to the mountain classification Hochlecken.The tour to one of the most beautiful lakes in Austria is a long but not very demanding round trip to the Attersee.From the Isola Bella on secondary roads towards Gmunden, on the Hochalmstraße to the mountain classification Hochlecken, at the exit direction Attersee magnificent view of the lake. Lake rounding clockwise. Back to Wels in a backbone, last over the Angerlehner jetty to the Isola Bella.The starting point of the tour is easily accessible both by bike via the Traun cycle path as well as by public transport and by car. Parking is sufficiently available at the starting point of this tour.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    14
  • Distance
    738 mi
  • Duration
    65:38 h
  • Elevation
    38,125 ft

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